Velo, Rapido | This is about a few different things.
I’m sick of F-Spot because it just doesn’t fit right. It is clunky and not getting any better. There’s no straight forward way to show the tags and date of a photo when I’m looking over photos. I can’t figure out a way to rename photos. I’m tired of it, so I’m trying out some alternatives. First up, Shotwell, which is great, almost. It’s got no gallery support and no interest in gallery support. That’s a deal breaker for me, since the whole point is to get photos online. I seriously hope that Ubuntu isn’t seriously going to introduce a default photo manager that doesn’t at least have a plugin system that would facilitate someone else writing the Gallery exporter. I also tried gThumb (via Lifehacker), which is a little easier to work with than F-Spot, for my purposes, but appears to have no export functionality at all. Which kind of defeats the purpose. There exists a longer, grumpier review that is worth reading, too.
(Next, eventually: organizing podcasts for Oggy)